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Mrs. Nelson from Denver CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lifelong Passion for Learning Through Reading!

My students need an assorted collection of books that teach the International Bacclaureate(IB) learner profile while learning to read, including the King Series by Townsend Press.

  • $529 goal

This project expired on September 13, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We teach our students to be IB Learners: Inquirers, Thinkers, Communicators, Risk-Takers, Knowledgeable, Principled, Caring, Open-Minded, Balanced and Reflective. We need interesting books that reflect these lessons while learning to read.

Students at our high poverty urban International Baccalaureate (IB) school in Colorado are diverse socioeconomically, ethnically, and in abilities.

We are also home to two "center" programs: Affective Needs Center and Multi-Intensive Special Education Center. Special education kids are integrated into "mainstream" classrooms. The IB Primary Years Program (PYP) emphasizes lifelong learning, striving to create compassionate, contributing global citizens. We focus and organize our inquiries into themes like "Sharing the Planet," "Who We Are in Place and Time," and "How We Express Ourselves." In addition, we have a vibrant "specials" program including regular art, music, gym, and Spanish.

My Project

The cornerstone of the PYP rests on the value of lifelong learning. Two essential concepts support this value. The first is the “Learner Profile” which recognizes the whole student as a lifelong learner by being: Inquirers, Thinkers, Communicators, Risk-Takers, Knowledgeable, Principled, Caring, Open-Minded, Balanced and Reflective. The second is the, “The IB Attitudes.” These include: Appreciation, Commitment, Confidence, Cooperation, Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy, Enthusiasm, Independence, Integrity, Respect and Tolerance. These IB attitudes are cultivated throughout our classrooms. Students and teachers share the responsibility for establishing “Essential Agreements,” a pact for learning with respect and cooperation. The learner profile attributes are assessed on report cards three times per year to ensure students are responsible for understanding these philosophies. We are requesting books that teach the IB Learner Profile, including the King Series by Townsend Press.

Technology and our understanding of the world evolves, but a developed passion for learning evolves with those changes.

For our Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st graders, these books will buttress those lessons through storytelling. We know tight school budgets are a common story. Thank you for considering funding ours.

Mrs. Nelson
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 199 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Fine, Fine School • AKJ Books $14.03 3 $42.09
Hooway for Wodney Wat Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger (Illustra • AKJ Books $12.48 3 $37.44
Where Are You Going, Manyoni?, Vol. 1 Catherine Stock, Cathe • AKJ Books $14.03 3 $42.09
The Library Sarah Stewart, David Small (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $14.03 3 $42.09
Amazing Grace (HC) • AKJ Books $13.25 3 $39.75
Lilly''s Purple Plastic Purse Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Ill • AKJ Books $14.73 3 $44.19
Lily y su bolso de plastico morado (Lillys Purple Plastic Pu • AKJ Books $17.06 1 $17.06
When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... Molly Bang • AKJ Books $14.03 3 $42.09
First Grade Collection Complete Set (60 Books) • AKJ Books $66.00 1 $66.00
Kindergarten Collection - Complete Set (10 books) • AKJ Books $11.00 1 $11.00

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